The T Sisters offer lush harmonies, energetic music

The T Sisters, pictured from left to right are: Marlon Aldana, Steve Height, Rachel Tietjen, Erika Tietjen, Chloe Tietjen and Andrew Allen Fahlander. The group will perform at The Palms Playhouse on Saturday, Jan. 27 at 8 p.m. Tickets for the show are $20. Courtesy Photo

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Erika, Rachel and Chloe Tietjen, who perform as the T Sisters, embody harmony. It is in their blood, bones and history. Born and raised in California and now based in the creative hub of Oakland, the sisters have been singing and writing music together since childhood, and their lifetime of practice shows.

On Saturday, Jan. 27, the T Sisters will perform at The Palms Playhouse in Winters for the first time. The show will start at 8 p.m.

The T Sisters’ sound spans a continuum of music ranging from traditional to pop, with moments of breathtaking a cappella juxtaposed with swells of energetic indie Americana. In addition to their stunning vocal harmonies, the Ts have a reputation for inventive songwriting and arranging that blends genres and influences seamlessly.

What started as a trio has grown to a sextet. In addition to Erika, Chloe and Rachel on vocals and acoustic instruments such as guitar, banjo and washboard, the group now includes Steve Height on upright bass, Andrew Allen Fahlander on mandolin and guitar and Marlon Aldana on drums.

In the last two years, the T Sisters been honored to support such acts as Amos Lee, The Wood Brothers, Todd Rundgren, The Waybacks, Laurie Lewis, ALO, Elephant Revival, The California Honeydrops and more. Notable performances include Merlefest, Kate Wolf Music Festival, High Sierra Music Festival, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass (support role), Sisters Folk Festival, Strawberry Music Festival, Americana Music Association Festival, Music City Roots and A Prairie Home Companion.

Following their 2014 debut album “Kindred Lines” (produced by folk/bluegrass legend Laurie Lewis), the T Sisters released their self-titled full-length album in October of 2016. “T Sisters” has received extensive airplay leading to a top position in the Roots Music Reports and continues to climb in the Americana Charts.

Their most recent release is an EP recorded live at San Francisco’s Tiny Telephone Studios.

Tickets for the T Sisters’ Saturday, Jan. 27 show at The Palms Playhouse (13 Main Street in Winters) are $20.

The tickets are available online via The Palms’ website, at Pacific Ace Hardware in Winters, Armadillo Music in Davis, Davids’ Broken Note in Woodland and at the door if the show is not sold out.

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